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Monday, 26 January 2015
"Let's Draw February Celebrations!" - Children's drawing workshops, 2015
Topic: Kids Art Class
Press Release:
"Let's Draw February's Celebrations!" - Children's Drawing Workshops at
Rockland Public Library, 2015

Rockland -  Children will draw images from February's celebrations and
traditions at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led
by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw along with Knoth as she
demonstrates how to draw subjects for Valentine's
Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and President's Day.  Each week is a different subject:

2/03     Valentine's Day cards & papercuts
2/10     Chinese New Year Season - Year of the Sheep, Ram, Goat, starts
2/17     Mardi Gras masks,
2/24     Presidents

Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,
are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth
expects participants to be able to work independently for the most
part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.,  hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.  FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

Young artists will  draw a wide range of motifs. Valentine's Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds,
cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. Chinese New Year 2015,
which starts 2/19, is celebrated for 15 days. It is the Year of the Sheep. Participants may explore traditional papercut  designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers.  Mardi Gras  motifs include masks, King
cakes, doubloons, jazz instruments, jester, tricorn hat, and beads. In honor of the presidents, students will explore  classic presidential portraits.

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 16 January 2015 7:59 PM EST
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
Arctic Animals, Polar Bears, Penguins & Winter Scenes - kids' art classes
Topic: Kids Art Class
Press Release:
"Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!" January Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2014

Rockland -  Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, 
at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by artist 
Catinka Knoth. Participants draw along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to draw a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic animals such as polar bears, penguins, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a different focus.

Tuesdays  4-5 p.m.  "Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!"
1/06        Polar Bears
1/13        Penguins
1/20        Arctic Animals
1/27        Winter Scenes and Sports

Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided, and geared for age 6 and up, Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Library policy is that children age 10 and under  be 
accompanied by an adult. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, in the 
Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The Friends of Rockland Library host.  FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 
594-0310.


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 8:09 PM EST
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Themes for November Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland Library, 2014
Topic: Kids Art Class

Press Release:
Rockland - "Let's Draw in Celebration of Native American Heritage
for the ongoing free drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland
Month, Thanksgiving, and the Coming of Winter!" is the November program
Public Library. Children will explore such motifs as woodland animals;
Native American designs, lodging, hunting, and game; and foods and
family gatherings. Knoth leads children age 6 and up in these "follow
along" sessions every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, in the library's Community Room,
80 Union Street. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by an
adult. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently and
encourages adults to join in the drawing fun. Local patrons Wendy and
Keith Wellin sponsor the program, which is free with all materials
supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Jean
Young, children's librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.
 
11/04 Let's Draw Deer!Bears, Chipmunks, and Squirrels!
11/11 No class - Library closed for Veteran's Day
11/18 Let's Draw Native American Designs and Motifs!
11/25 Let's Draw Turkeys, a Pilgrim Feast, and a Cornucopia for
Thanksgiving!

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 5:33 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 24 October 2014 7:36 PM EDT
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Monday, 6 October 2014
Fall and Halloween Themes for Free October Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland Library, 2014
Topic: Kids Art Class
Press Release: Rockland - Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union  St. The "Let's Draw Together!" workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room. 

October's subjects may include:  autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

10/07    Autumn leaves and trees
10/14    Pumpkin patches and scarecrows
10/21    Owls and bats and cats
10/28    Spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, haunted houses, witches, goblins, and more.
 
Halloween scene demo drawing: 
Halloween scene demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

The workshops, sponsored by local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Participants draw along with Knoth's demonstrations. She expects students to be able to work independently for the most part. Knoth, a Rockland artist, is known for her watercolors of Maine scenes and animal drawings. Her work may be seen atwww.catinkacards.com. For more workshop information, call Jean Young, children's librarian, at 594-0310.

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 12:48 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 6 October 2014 1:16 AM EDT
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Sunday, 24 August 2014
September 2014 kids' drawing classes - butterflies, haying, barnyard animals, apple picking; and coloring pages!
Topic: Kids Art Class
Press Release:
September Harvests a Theme for Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland Library, 2014

Rockland - Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September's ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The "Let's Draw Together!" sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults. The library requests that children age ten and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

09/02 Butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration
09/09 Farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest
09/16 Barnyard animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks
09/23 Visits to the apple orchard and apple picking
09/30 September gardens

Participants draw along with Knoth and experience drawing in a safe community environment. She expects students to be able to work independently for the most part. Knoth, known for her watercolors of Maine scenes and animal drawings, also gives art workshops for adults at the library. Her work may be seen at www.catinkacards.com.

Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the children's workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The Friends of Rockland Library host.

Demo drawings by Catinka Knoth to download and color:
Metamorphosis of a butterfly

Haying at Harjula's barn

Barnyard animals

Apple picking, after Carl Larsson art

Apple tree in continuous line


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 7:17 PM EDT
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